Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Book Review: House Trained by Jackie Bouchard

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Lake Union Publishing, via Netgalleyfor review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Somehow over the VERY busy weekend, I managed to catch up on some ebooks,
 so lots of book reviews today!


Alex Halstad, a childless-by-choice interior designer and dog mom, is a true perfectionist. But her orderly life turns chaotic when the teenage daughter her husband, Barry, never knew he had shows up on their doorstep...with a baby girl of her own in tow. While Alex’s dog enthusiastically welcomes the new arrivals, Alex struggles with the loss of her steady routine. She desperately needs peace and quiet to get her business back on track before Barry finds out she’s spent most of their savings. Meanwhile, the arrival of the girls stirs up old insecurities, and Alex can’t help but worry that Barry’s ex will make an entrance too. With her tidy life a distant memory, will Alex be able to learn from her dog the true meaning of love and acceptance?
From bestselling author Jackie Bouchard comes a humorous and heartwarming look at how life creates opportunities to love in surprising ways.

Book Excerpt:
Check out a short excerpt on Jackie's blog.

Finally, a main character who isn't too young to know better, struggling with young kids, or 'too old' to have fun!  Alex is the character we think we would be, if we had no kids. She is funny, warm and endearing. This is a charming book of how God sends us what we need when we least expect it to be what we need. Many people will tell you that the arrival of grandchildren puts their lives very much into ficus, and in Barry's case, the arrival of a child AND grandchild puts his world asunder. But how the family comes together and finds their way is the absolute charm of this book. It is a very quick read and one you will be sharing with girlfriends and sisters! Don't miss this one for a lovely November read!

About the Author:
Jackie Bouchard, a USA Today bestselling author, writes what she calls Fido-friendly fiction: humorous and heartwarming stories about women and the dogs that profoundly impact their lives. Bouchard has lived in Southern California, Canada, and Bermuda and now lives in San Diego with her husband and dog. Her novels include What the Dog Ate, House Trained, and Rescue Me, Maybe.For more information, visit www.jackiebouchard.com.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review of "House Trained". So glad you enjoyed it! :)


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